WhatsApp, Whitehead, Williams, Wupocalypse. I enjoy indexing! Am I alone?

Is it time for a silly pre-spring vacation post? Well, yes. I might be in need of a serious rest… But am I alone in my enjoyment of creating an index? I need to ask. Is this a known condition shared by others?

I spent the most part of a summer vacation back in 2016 doing one. I was advised to try and get some help (research money, not medical) with Affect and Social Media (doubt that would really happen in the current crisis). I bet indexing software is crap too (never tried it). Not sure why, but the other editors didn’t seem keen to do it 😉 They were nonetheless very pleased when I said I liked doing them.

I must add, it’s not the words themselves, but the relations between these lists that gets me excited. Cameron, David followed by Chemsex or Epidemic, Facebook, Fear & Feelings of affordance. Wow! Trolling, Trump, TV debates & Twitter. My favourite – WhatsApp, Whitehead, Williams, Wupocalypse.

Here’s all words and phrases (raw and unedited) I have so far – excitedly awaiting the galleys so I can add page numbers 🙂 Is that as sad as it sounds?

Cover posted wrong cover – updated.

Index (updated 1st May 18)

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absent present, 13

action cinema, 100, 118-19

actual entities, 19, 21-22, 24

affect theory, 3, 5, 119n7

affective contagion, 153-54, 162, 169, 173. See also contagion; emotional contagion

affective flows, 87, 93

affective intensities, 78, 80, 87, 114, 117, 138

affective pedagogies, 77

affective practices, 29

affective solidarities, 66, 85, 78, 87-88, 89-90, 92-93

affectivity, 4-6, 23, 35, 38-40, 73, 138

algorithm panic, 124-25

anxiety, 31, 39, 68, 72, 100, 107, 118, 122-28, 147, 154, 162-63, 181-84

Aristotle, 5

austerity, 132, 134, 137, 138, 139n7

 

Bacon, Francis, 5

beauty vlogging, 122-28

behavioural psychology, 188-95

Belting, Hans, 161-62

 

Bergson, Henri, 5, 28, 31, 33, 39

Berlant, Lauren, 115, 119n1

big data, 44, 71- 72, 92, 99, 191, 194-95

bisexual men, 100, 132-35, 138

the body, 28-29, 31, 33, 42, 66, 72, 77-78, 100, 108, 159, 163-64

Boredom, 52-59, 72

Brexit, 2, 137-38

Brown, Gordon, 180-82

Brown, Steve, 29-30

 

Cambridge Analytica, 2, 194-95

Cameron, David, 180-82, 191

Chemsex, 131-39

cinematic affect, 119

Clegg, Nick, 180-82

Clough, Patricia, 5, 71, 72

collectivity, 5, 35, 38, 87, 134-35, 138, 191

concrescence, 18-19, 21-22, 24

consumerism, 123-4, 142, 146-47

contagion, 157-65. See also affective contagion; emotional contagion

craigdesigninglife (blog), 144-47

 

data visceralization, 47-48. See also visceral data

Dean, Jodi, 116-17, 118

Deleuze, Gilles, xi, xii, 5, 38, 82, 139-40n10, 166n8

digital affordances, 46, 85-88, 90, 93, 134. See also feelings of affordance

disciplinary plurality, xii, 3, 4-5

dystopic, 2, 7, 99, 155, 189, 193, 195

 

Elefriends (website), 14, 26-27, 29-33

Ebola epidemic, 157-65

embodiment, 158, 159, 162

emoticons, 5, 13, 18, 20, 23-24

emotion(s), 2-3, 7, 13, 18, 21-25, 30, 35, 39-40, 42, 43-48, 53, 55-57, 59, 72, 77-78, 79, 81,

87, 100, 101-2, 107, 128, 141, 143, 147, 154-55, 170, 178-86, 189

emotional chains, 154-55, 178, 185

emotional contagion. 1-2, 8n4, 155, 178-79, 185, 189. See also affective contagion;

contagion

emotional design, 3, 45

emotional labour, 126-7

emotionalisation of society, 178

enterprise society, 143

Esposito, Roberto, 159, 162, 164

 

 

Facebook, 1-3, 6, 8n4, 21, 23-24, 52-53, 55-56, 59, 67, 70, 72, 76, 89, 90, 99, 170, 189, 194,

fear, 36, 90, 99, 157, 162-65, 181-83

feelings of affordance, 29-33. See also digital affordances

Foucault, Michel, 190

Freud, Sigmund, 5, 180

 

gay men, 131, 135, 138, 141-43, 145, 147

gender, 37, 44, 85-86, 89, 102-3, 108, 125, 138, 141, 142

Gilbert, Jeremy, 5

Gregg, Melissa, 5, 120n9

Grindr (app), 131-32, 133, 135-36

Grusin, Richard, 162-63

 

hacking, 99, 100, 102, 113, 114-19

Hands, Joss, 70, 75n27

Hansen, Mark, 28-29, 31, 39

hashtag feminism, 85-86, 89

hashtag GamerGate, 101-4, 107-9

Hazmat suit, 159, 162-63

Hochschild, Eileen, 128

 

hook-up apps, 131-39

human capital, 142, 143-45, 147

 

images, 28, 31, 33, 67, 70, 90-91, 93, 117, 143, 144-47, 157-65, 168-75

immunity, 158, 162-65

individuation, 35, 38-40, 71. See also Simondon, Gilbert

infra-structure of feeling, 72-73

Ingold, Tim, 13-14, 36-37, 40

intimacy, 77, 88, 132-33, 135-36, 138

intuitive data toxicology, 47-48

 

journalism, 3, 101-3, 168-75

 

Kember, Sarah, 87

Kramer, Adam, 185, 194

 

Laing, R.D., 108

Lang, Peter, 53-56, 59

libertarian paternalism, 191

lifestyle, 20, 100, 111, 122, 143, 144-46

London, 132-34

Lury, Celia, 70-71

 

 

Marx, Karl, 21

masks, 127, 158, 159, 163

Massumi, Brian, 72, 77, 164-65

materiality, 39, 158, 159, 162

mediated intimacies, 88

meshwork, 36, 38, 40

moral panic, 131-32. See also algorithmic panic; panic

multisensory human computer interaction (HCI), 45

 

neoliberalism, 80, 116, 124, 132-34, 137-38, 141-43, 145, 147

neurosubject, 80

new materialisms, 70, 71, 75n27

Norman, Don, 3

nudge theory, 46, 99, 191, 195

 

online disinhibition, 107

 

Paasonen, Susanna, 4, 87

panic, 124, 127. See also algorithmic panic; moral panic

panopticism, 190, 192-94. See also surveillance

Paparachissi, Zizi, 87

Parikka, Jussi, 7

pedagogies, 77, 78, 80-82. See also affective pedagogies

Peeple (app), 192-93

personal information, 18, 20-22, 24, 102

popular fantasy, 113, 119

pornography, 4, 142, 144, 145, 147

Powell, Helen, 7

pre-emergence, 70-71, 72-73

prehensions, 5, 19, 22-25

privacy, 44, 46-48, 92, 99, 142, 192

produser, 88, 92

psychometrics, 195

 

Quinn, Zoe, 100-102

 

race, 44, 81-82

rape culture, 85-86, 88-90, 91, 93

Reavey, Paula, 29-30

Ringrose, Jessica, 37, 88

risk anxieties, 103

 

Sampson, Tony D., 6, 80, 163

Sandel, Michael, 109

Sedgwick, Eve, 73

Seigworth, Gregory J., 5, 120n9

Shaviro, Steven, 114, 119

Simondon, Gilbert, 35, 38-40

Skinner, B.F., 188-90, 192-92, 194, 197n19

somaesthetic, 42, 45

spectacle, 115, 117-18

Spinoza, Baruch, 5, 132

Spire (wearable technology), 76-82. See also wearable technologies

surveillance, 99, 117-19, 189-90

 

temporality, 14, 18-19, 36-37, 40, 67-69, 71, 74, 78

temporal present, 67-69, 71

terror, 117, 168-73

texture, 28-29, 65, 73-74

Thoreau, Henry D., 188, 189

trauma (PTSD), 136-37, 169-73, 176n22, 176n25

trigger warnings, 26-33, 80, 91, 99

trolling, 5, 85, 101-9

Trump, Donald, 2, 137, 138, 194-95

TV debates, 178-86

Twitter, 22, 66, 67, 70, 72, 85-93, 101, 102, 123, 178-86. See also hashtag feminism;

hashtag GamerGate,

 

users, 3, 13, 21, 23-24, 44-48, 77, 88, 90, 92, 99, 106, 113-19, 119n3, 124-25, 178-86, 189,

190-95

user generated content (UGC), 170-74

utopian, 189, 193-95

 

Valiaho, Pasi, 165

viral, 1, 81, 82, 86, 93, 101, 153, 158, 159, 194

visceral data, 42-48

viscerality, 6-7, 42-48

 

Wakeford, Nina, 71

wearable technologies, 76-82

WhatsApp, 21

Whitehead, Alfred N., 5, 18-25, 155n1

Williams, Raymond, 65, 68-74, 75n27

Wupocalypse, 103-5, 107, 108-9

YouTube, 52, 55-59, 100, 103, 104-5, 107, 110n11, 111n16, 122-28, 165, 170, 172,

177n31

 

Zoella, 123-24, 125, 127, 128

Zylinska, Joanna, 87

 

 

About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. He has a PhD in social-cultural-digital contagion theory from the Sociology Department at the University of Essex. He is a former art student who re-entered higher education in the UK as a mature student in the mid-1990s after a long stint as a gigging musician. His career in education has moved through various disciplines and departments, including a maths and computing faculty, sociology department and school of digital media and design His publications include The Spam Book, coedited with Jussi Parikka (Hampton Press, 2009), Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and Affect and Social Media (Rowman and Littlefield, July 2018). He is organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK. As a co-founder and co-director of the public engagement initiatives, Club Critical Theory (CCT) and the Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG), Sampson has developed a number of funded research projects and public events that aim to bring impactful critical theories into the community and local political sphere to approach a series of local challenges. These activities have included large conferences co-organized with local authorities looking at a range of policies relating to the revitalization of the Essex costal region, developments in the cultural industries as well as a series of community focused events on food cultures and policy, collaborations with arts groups and informal lectures/workshops in pubs and community centres. Director of the EmotionUX Lab at UEL. He occasionally blogs at: https://viralcontagion.wordpress.com/ Full academic profile: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Staff/s/tony-sampson
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